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The One Netbook 4S is a mini-laptop with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, a backlit QWERTY keyboard that’s just large enough for touch-typing, and a 360-degree hinge that lets you use the computer in notebook or tablet modes.

At first glance it looks a lot like the One Mix 4 that I reviewed in 2021. But the new model swaps 11th-gen Intel chips for upgraded 12th-gen parts based on Intel’s Alder Lake-U architecture. First revealed last summer, the One Netbook 4S is now available for purchase for $899 and up.

The little laptop is available in three flavors:

Each model features LPDDR5-5200 memory that’s soldered to the mainboard, an M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD that’s user replaceable, a display that supports 10-point capacitive touch input and an optional pen with support for 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity (the pen is sold as a $25 add-on).

There’s also mention in the product description of a model that may have as little as 8GB of storage, so it’s possible we could see lower-priced versions of the One Netbook 4S in the future.

At the heart of the little computer is a low-power chip that consumes 9 to 29 watts of power and features Intel’s Alder Lake hybrid architecture. The Core i7 chip has more cores, more cache, support for higher frequencies, and better graphics. But according to the handful of benchmarks I can find for the Core i3-1210U processor, it’s not bad at all for a Core i3 mobile processor.

ChipCores / ThreadsP / E CoresL3 CacheBase / Max Turbo P-coresBase / Max Turbo E-CoresGPU (EU / Max Freq)Base PowerMax Turbo Power
i7-1250U10 / 122P / 8E12MB1.1 GHz / 4.7 GHz0.8 GHz / 3.5 GHz96EU / 950 MHz9W29W
i3-1210U6 / 82P / 4E10MB1 GHz / 4.4 GHz0.7 GHz / 3.3 GHz64EU / 850 MHz9W29W

Other features of the One Netbook 4S include a three USB Type-C ports, including one 40 Gbps USB4 port with support for external graphics docks, support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, an aluminum chassis, and an active cooling system that includes copper heat pipes and a fan.

Here’s an overview of the mini-laptop’s key specs:

One Netbook 4S specs
Display10.1 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
16:10 aspect ratio
LTPS LCD
300 pixels per inch
90% screen-to-body ratio
10-point capacitive touch
Pen support (2048 levels of pressure sensitivity)
360 degree hinge
ProcessorIntel Core i3-1210U
Intel Core i7-1250U
RAM16GB
LPDDR5 5200 MHz
Storage512GB (Core i3)
1TB or 2TB (Core i7)
M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD
Ports1 x USB4 (40 Gbps)
1 x USB 3.2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader
WirelessWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Battery38.5 Wh (10,000 mAh, 3.85V)
Charging45W USB-C power supply
SecurityFingerprint sensor (in power button)
MaterialsAluminum body
Dimensions227 x 157 x 17mm
(8.9″ x 6.2″ x 0.7″)
Weight770 grams
(1.7 pounds)

While One Netbook seems to have largely shifted its focus to its ONEXPLAYER handheld gaming PCs in recent years, it’s nice to see that the company is still investing in mini-laptops, tablets, and convertibles aimed at folks looking for productivity machines rather than gaming systems.

It’d be even nicer if the starting prices were lower, but given the niche status of devices like the One Netbook 4S, it’s not like there are a lot of cheaper alternatives for folks looking for mini-laptops with high-res 10 inch displays, 12th-gen Intel Core processors, and 16GB of RAM.

That said, don’t expect a mini-laptop like the One Netbook 4S to be able to do everything a larger notebook can. When I reviewed the previous-gen model, I was disappointed to find that the built-in mono speaker was underwhelming, which means that you may want to use headphones or an external speaker for listening to music or watching movies. And since there’s no built-in webcam, you may need to use a USB camera (or another device like your phone) if you want to make video calls.

So if you’re looking to spend $1000 or more on a mini-laptop, you may want to consider opting for a slightly larger, slightly heavier model from a better-known company like HP, Lenovo, LG, or MSI. This month they’ve all announced new laptops with starting weights around 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds).

via AndroidPC.es

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  1. I recently bought the previous version model from aliexpress and I’m looking forward to trying it out

  2. I wish a major company would step up and make a comparable device so we don’t need to deal with the QC and after-sales “support” from the likes of OneNetbook and GPD. I guess the old netbook days burned them to no longer want to try the space. A 10″ ThinkPad Nano Mini would be a dream…

    Either that or just make a lapdock in this form factor so I can plug my Galaxy Fold into it and use DeX on the go.

    I have no desire for anything bigger than 11″ but there are virtually no options for a quality product…

    1. One Netbook is not GPD. I had to return an item to OneNetbook and apart from the wait for it to go all the way back to China, they were helpful with the return and got it done for me.

    2. | A 10″ ThinkPad Nano Mini would be a dream…

      But Lenovo would probably sell only 3 units, you, me and some random youtuber who’ll complain that it’s too small.

  3. Stay away from m this brand.
    My OneMix 4 has a touchpad issue which makes it unusable being 1 month old, and support doesn’t even reply to me.
    1.000€ trorwn to trash

    1. thanks for warning.
      It is a shame mini ultrabooks are no longer a thing since the takeover by the mobile garbage phone operating systems

      1. What do phone operating systems have to do with the lack of UMPC options? The “average consumer” wants huge “laptops.” Look at CES recently and the return of the 18″ laptop and hailing 13+” screens as ultra-portable. The market has shifted since the netbook days, sadly, which sucks considering we now have the tech to make that form factor really shine (as seen here and the GPD Win Max 2).

  4. “only option”?? Ever heard of a GPD Win Max 2?
    It has far more power and ports and battery and cost less.
    A bit thicker however.

  5. Unless you have a specific use case, such as needing a laptop that can also become a 10″ tablet (the best size IMO) then this is your only option. Otherwise, one of those 1kg full size laptops cost abd weigh about the same but without the risk.